What’s a Social Enterprise?
A social enterprise is also known as “not–for–profit” as profits are used to further social and environmental goals rather than distributed to financial investors.
Our current social economy/enterprises are:
WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COUNCILS
restore has close partnerships with councils in Belfast, Larne, North Down and Antrim. Working with the councils to reduce goods from landfill, restore has a van dedicated to collecting bulky waste from recycling centres at various locations. If the items are in good enough quality for immediate resale, they are taken directly to the restore shops to be sold. Alternatively, they are taken to refurb for a “make–over” and are then sold through restore. This partnership means that as a social economy project, restore can work towards achieving their environmental goals.
Several Methodist Churches have kindly placed a clothing bank at their premises. The congregations at the churches readily donate clothes and other items into the banks and these are collected, sorted and sent to the restore shops. PR & Business Development Manager at EBM, Cathy Megahey said “this is a valuable source of stock for our clothes shops. Stock is becoming more and more scarce as people hold onto items longer – probably due to the economic climate – so we really appreciate the churches who continue to support EBM and the work the organisation does”.
restore works in partnership with Bryson Charitable Group selling reconditioned white goods i.e. cookers, fridges, tumble dryers etc. All goods carry a 6 month guarantee and can be delivered to your home at a time convenient to you and for a small transport cost.
restore has been working in partnership with Bryson for several years now and 7 of our 9 shops sell their goods. When possible, we will collect your donated white goods, even if faulty and pass them onto Bryson for recycling. Please contact your nearest restore shop for more information.